Social and Emotional Learning in the classroom

Course description

Course overview and purpose:
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a critical component of education, as it not only helps students to develop important life skills, but also improves academic performance, reduces negative behaviours, and contributes to positive classroom environments. Throughout this course, teachers will learn about the key components of SEL, including self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Participants will gain the skills and strategies needed to incorporate socio-emotional learning into their existing curriculum and build a learning environment that supports emotional well-being. They will explore evidence-based practices for teaching these skills, such as mindfulness exercises, reflective journaling, and role-playing activities.
Through workshops, hands-on activities, and collaboration, participants will develop their competencies in socio-emotional learning and learn effective techniques to support their students’ overall growth and development.
By the end of this course, educators will be better prepared to support their students’ social and emotional growth, and to create more effective and engaging learning environments.

Learning outcomes:

  • Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the role of SEL in the classroom and its considerable benefits.
  • Participants will learn innovative and effective techniques to foster socio-emotional development among students.
  • Participants will acquire practical strategies and a focus on prevention and early intervention.
  • Participants will develop their pedagogy and methodology, and acquire evaluation and self-reflection techniques.
  • Participants will form a network of educators that can support one another in their work towards developing socio-emotional learning.

Admission information

  • Language : English
  • Language level prerequisites : B1 or above
  • Duration : One week
  • Audience :

    This course is designed for those working in all levels of education, from pre-primary to adult. Participants are essentially professionals in education who wish to empower themselves with strategies to foster socio-emotional growth within their learners.

  • General prerequisites :

    Participants must be experienced or aspiring educators interested in promoting SEL development within their classrooms. Participants must have at least a level B1 in English or be capable of communicating to this level, as well as the ability to actively participate within a learning community.

  • Maximum number of participants : 15
  • Minimum advance reservation : 12 weeks

Course information file

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Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 07.07.2024 - 14.07.2024 - To be confirmed
  • 28.07.2024 - 04.08.2024 - Confirmed
  • 20.10.2024 - 27.10.2024 - To be confirmed
  • 09.03.2025 - 16.03.2025 - To be confirmed

Course dates are made available based on the availability of trainers but are “confirmed” only once the minimum number of participants is reached.

Course dates are usually listed Sunday to Sunday. The course usually takes place Monday to Friday and the full-day trip usually takes place on Saturday, so Sundays are arrival and departure days for those who book course, activities and accommodation. You can leave earlier if you book just the course.

If you are looking for dates either not listed above or “To be confirmed”, please pre-register to your favourite dates so we can track your interest, liaise with everybody to convey participants to the same dates and make them confirmed!

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